A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD, BOIS SATINE MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU DE PENTE
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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD, BOIS SATINE MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU DE PENTE

MID-18TH CENTURY

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A LOUIS XV ORMOLU-MOUNTED AMARANTH, TULIPWOOD, BOIS SATINE MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY BUREAU DE PENTE
MID-18TH CENTURY
Inlaid overall with floral sprays, lozenge dot and flowerhead parquetry, the slope enclosing a fitted interior with three drawers and a well, on cabriole legs, with printed paper labels inscribed 'Baronin Mathilde von Rothschild' and numbered '109', and a further label marked 'K/I 890'
33 ¾ in. (85.5 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 17 ½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
The collection of Baronin Mathilde von Rothschild.
Special notice
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Lot Essay


Adrien Delorme, maître in 1748.
Adrien Faizelot Delorme belonged to a family of ébénistes, and was the son of François Delorme, and brother of Jean-Louis Delorme. Adrien was not only famous for his lacquer work, but he also had an excellent reputation for the quality of his marquetry which can be seen to good effect on many of his commodes. He established himself in the rue du Temple, both as an ébéniste and a marchand, and worked there mainly in the Louis XV style, until he disposed of his stock in 1783.
An almost identical desk stamped by another marchand-ébéniste, Pierre IV Migeon was sold at Sotheby's, Paris, 27 April 2017, lot 81. Similar scrolling foliate inlay appears on the interior of a vernis martin bureau de dame by Adrien Delorme in the James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire (G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Furniture, Clocks and Gilt Bronzes, London, 1974, vol. I, pp. 278-281) while a bureau de dame by Pierre Garnier has the same fan-rayed parquetry on the fallfront (sold from the collection of the Vicomte de Selins, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York 18 March 1939, lot 127). Closely related fan-rayed parquetry also appears on a bureau de dame by B.V.R.B., sold anonymously at Christie's, London, 1 July 1976, lot 123.

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